top of page

EU Sanctions: Turkey

(S,P) What restrictive measures are imposed in view of Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Date of expiration: 12.11.2022

Last legal update reflected: 06.11.2020

Restrictive measures

  • Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available

  • Restrictions on admission


On 14 October 2019, EU Member States reaffirmed their full solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus and agreed that a new framework of restrictive measures targeting natural and legal persons responsible for or involved in the unauthorised drilling activity of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean should be put in place. The Council established a new restrictive measures framework on 11 November 2019.

This framework enables the EU to impose targeted restrictive measures, including asset freezes and travel bans against natural persons or entities responsible for, involved in or assisting drilling activities, which have not been authorised by the Republic of Cyprus, within its territorial sea or in its exclusive economic zone or on its continental shelf.

This includes, in cases where the exclusive economic zone or continental shelf has not been delimited in accordance with international law with a State having an opposite coast, activities which may jeopardize or hamper the reaching of a delimitation agreement.

Legal Texts

Consolidated text: Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/1894 of 11 November 2019 concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey's unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean

Consolidated text: Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1890 of 11 November 2019 concerning restrictive measures in view of Turkey’s unauthorised drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean

Latest Update


Sanctions Guidance

Sanctions Guidance 1
Download PDF • 554KB

Sanctions Guidance Update

Guidance Sanctions 2
Download PDF • 325KB

Essential, online Customs & Global Trade Support

You can:

Where to find even more help and support

About Customs Manager Ltd.

Working with us means having a Customs Advisor, Global Trade Expert and Export Controls Consultant, on speed-dial. If you are looking for a customs consultant UK and EU, let us help you trade effectively, efficiently and, of course, compliantly, wherever you want to go in the world.

Need to stay up-to-date with changing customs and global trade rules? We monitor legislation so our clients don't have to. Learn about all changes in our fresh expert blog, join exclusive briefings and ask any questions 24/7 through to the VIP hotline. Or sign up to our no-charge, insightful newsletter.

Entrust us with your training needs and help us to upskill you and your teams in English, German, French and Spanish. We offer public and private live, in-house and on-demand (study from anywhere and anytime) courses.

To complete our support for globally trading businesses, we are also a UK Customs Broker. We act as a customs clearance agent on behalf of many EU and UK businesses, assisting with customs documentation and all other formalities to ensure the customs clearance of our goods. Whether you’re seeking a long-term partner to look after your customs clearance or require support for a one-off shipment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Important Notice

Customs Manager Ltd. owns the copyright in this information, unless other sources are identified.

You are not allowed to use this information in any way that infringes the intellectual property rights in it. You may have to hold a valid licence to use this information. A licence can be obtained by becoming a Premium subscriber to the Customs Managers’ Trade Intelligence service. As a Premium subscriber, you may download and print this information which you may then use, copy or reproduce for your own internal non-profit-making purposes.

However, under no circumstances are you permitted to use, copy or reproduce this information to profit or gain.

In addition, you must not sell or distribute this information to third parties who are not members of your organization, whether for monetary payment or otherwise.

This information is intended to serve as general guidance only and does not constitute legal advice. We cannot guarantee the quality, content, or accuracy of the information provided on this page as laws and information change regularly. Moreover, the application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. This information should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional legal or other competent advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a Customs Manager Ltd. professional.

In no circumstances will Customs Manager Ltd, be liable for any decision made or action was taken in reliance on the information contained within this document or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

6 views0 comments
bottom of page